I’ve seen quite a few of these cards and I really wanted to try one. My friend Jeanne showed me how and they are not nearly as complicated as they look. I used Just Add Text for the greeting, the gorgeous Layered Leaves Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the background, and Flower Shop for the images. I was really pleased with the color combination as well: Dapper Denim, Pear Pizzazz, and So Saffron. Don’t wait as long as I did to try this layout!

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It’s not too late to get in on Bonus Days…

Bonus Days! For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon to use in August. No limits! Shop now.

You can use that coupon for anything, but you may want to choose a new set that will be available in August called Carols of Christmas. It will be in the 2017 holiday catalog, but you can order it soon. Subscribe this blog to get the details when they’re available.

But wait! There’s more! There is a special on the Starter Kit for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who join during the month of July. You will get the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the 2017 holiday catalog and a fabulous Essentials Gift Pack. Click here to learn more about this amazing offer!

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This card is so quick and easy! The Happy Birthday Thinlit does all the work for you! I used the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper with just a peek of the Lemon Lime Twist card stock. I added a bit of interest with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and then the gorgeous Basic Black ⅜” Shimmer Ribbon finished it off.

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I also shared a way of labeling Washi Tape. If you haven’t noticed, I love having the product name, item number, page number, and coordinating colors (or products) on everything. My little labels seemed to fall off the Washi Tape. I’ve been hanging my Washi Tape on a chain… some people use large library rings. Suddenly it occurred to me that I could add a label to the chain. Problem solved!

17-18 Washi Labels

 

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Make this card with any color. I used Blushing Bride with the coordinating Glimmer Paper and Baker’s Twine. But you could switch to one of the metallic or Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Papers and use absolutely any color. I show how to make a custom tassel. I made them as a child. They are not difficult.

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OK. I admit. I have a strange sense of humor. I had to put a cupcake under the tire of this sweet food truck. Food trucks are very popular around here. Is that true everywhere? Your truck can sell tacos, hot dogs ice cream, or pancakes as well as cupcakes. There are all kinds of greetings included. And you can even stamp without the window and turn this truck into a UPS, FedEx, or Postal Service truck… or even an ambulance!

The best thing about this stamp set is that you can get it free with a qualifying order. In the U.S. if you order $50 of product (before shipping and tax) you can select this or any one of the 15 (14) Sale-a-Bration products at no charge. But you better hurry! Sale-a-Bration ends March 31st and the products are while supplies last. The tin is already sold out.

Here are the full directions for the Cupcake Truck.

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I thought Special Reason was just another stamp set with flowers until I saw what it can do, especially when combined with the coordinating Stylish Stems Framelits. Wowser! You really just have to watch the video. You will want these products as much as I did!

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I absolutely love this stamp set! You can’t buy it, but you can get it free with a $50 order between now and March 31, 2017. It’s Sale-a-Bration! Whoo-hoo!

I was going to make this card with my monthly group, but decided against it. We need to do a project for Valentine’s Day instead.

I think this card would be great to invite a friend over, to cheer someone up, wish them happy birthday, or to say Congratulations. I’m not sure I love the colors in this card, but I do love the chick dancing behind the chicken wire! I had seen the chicken wire on Pinterest, and after unsuccessful searches, I finally realized how it was done. It’s the new Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder! I used it “off label” with Stazon ink on Window Sheet so my chick would stay behind the wire. I also wanted my chick to stay upright in this shaker card. I think you’ll have to watch the video to see how that’s done. 🙂

Then I want you to send me pictures of your chicken dance card.

Here are the detailed directions

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I mentioned in the video a clever hint to tie a ribbon around the roll of Glue Dots. I couldn’t remember who shared that tip. Karen and Judy both reminded me it was Connie Stewart. I love Connie’s videos and tips. I’m so glad to be able to give her credit.

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